Chicago Bears: Loss to Giants proves these three things

Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears, Chase Daniel
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No. 1: Chase Daniel should never be considered a starter

Chase Daniel seems like a nice enough guy. He helped the Bears get a big win on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions with Trubisky out. In that game, he minimized his mistakes and didn’t turn the ball over. It was a much different story on Sunday in New York.

Daniel’s performance was disastrous from the start as he threw an interception that got returned for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. From there, he had one other interception and fumbled the ball four times, although he recovered three of them.

The Bears offensive line didn’t do Daniel many favors as he was under pressure a lot during the game. This led to some poor decisions by Daniel, and he ended up getting sacked five times.

Daniel leaned on pass-catching back Tarik Cohen, who had 12 catches for 156 yards on the day. Daniel only threw one touchdown on the day: a goal-line pass to tight end Adam Shaheen. The other touchdown was thrown by Cohen on a trick play.

What this performance by Daniel proves to me is that Trubisky is badly needed for this team to win. There was a ton of criticism on Trubisky early in the season (I even joined in on it), but I don’t want to hear Bears fans complaining about him again this year.